2013 ATB Mount Rushmore Quarter Release and Ceremony

September 15, 2013

in ATB Quarters, US Mint News

Attention moves to the fifth and final America the Beautiful Quarter of 2013 depicting Mount Rushmore National Memorial as the spotlight on the Fort McHenry quarter dims following its release ceremony on Friday.

Mount Rushmore Quarter - Obverse and Reverse

Mount Rushmore Quarter – Obverse and Reverse

Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine quarters were released into circulation and the United States Mint began selling rolls and bags of them on Aug. 26, 2013. A United States Mint-sponsored release ceremony was held more recently on Sept. 13, 2013 to coincide with Defenders Day, a scene of which is found on the reverse of the Fort McHenry quarter.

Fort McHenry Quarters Three-Coin Sets will close out new product offerings from the Mint for the coins, and that happens on Thursday, Sept. 12, 2013.

Release Date for Mount Rushmore Quarter

Release and ceremony events are much closer together for the Mount Rushmore quarter, the last America the Beautiful Quarter for this year and the 20th release overall.

The coins are scheduled to enter circulation beginning on Nov. 4, 2013 and on the same day the United States Mint will begin selling them in rolls and bags. Upcoming Mount Rushmore America the Beautiful Quarter product options and their prices are as follows:

Two-Roll Set (40 coins per roll) “P” and “D” $32.95
100-Coin Bags “P,” “D,” or “S” $34.95
Single Roll (40 coins) “S” $18.95
Three-Roll Set “P,” “D,” and “S” $46.95

These quarter products will be available at www.usmint.gov/catalog.

Mount Rushmore Quarter Ceremony, Coin Exchange and Coin Forum

Release dates, times, and locations are known for the Mount Rushmore quarter ceremony, coin exchange and coin forum. Information is not yet published about the local dignitaries and others who will officially introduce the quarters to the public in the ceremony. Release dates and times are known, and follow:

Coin Forum
Date: November 5, 2013
Time: 5:30 p.m. (MT)
Location: Mount Rushmore National Memorial – Carver’s Cafe
13000 Hwy. 244
Keystone, SD 57751

Coin forums are free and open to the public. They are US Mint-hosted and offer the opportunity for anyone to learn or ask Mint officials about old, new and upcoming products.

Quarter Ceremony
Date: November 6, 2013
Time: 10:00 a.m. (MT)
National Guard Armory
527 Montgomery Street
Custer, SD 57730

The coin exchange will immediately follow the ceremony. Here, anyone can exchange cash for $10 rolls of Mount Rushmore National Memorial quarters. The rolls are to be provided by First Interstate Bank in Custer.

Designed and sculpted by Joseph Menna, the Mount Rushmore quarter features two of the four presidents on the mountain. Shown are side views George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The scene offers an educational perspective and was inspired by photos of men who were working on final details of Jefferson’s face.

Stay tuned to the quarters news section for more information.

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